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Special Deliveries: Autonomous Robots on a Roll in Health Care

on December 4, 2017 | By David Ollier Weber | Innovation Technology
The future is now. These technological assistants are saving time and money for hospitals and other medical ventures. 
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Hospitals Step in to Help House the Homeless, But Will It Make a Difference?

It’s a cost-effective investment resulting in fewer unnecessary ER visits, a reduction of wasteful health care spending and tax breaks for nonprofits.  
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CMS Tests Influence of Social Needs on Health Solutions

The new model represents a departure from traditional payment formulas that focus on volume of services rather than on clinical outcomes.
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Chasing Millions in Medicaid Dollars, Hospitals Buy Up Nursing Homes

A wrinkle in the program’s funding formula has helped some hospitals stay economically vital at a time others nationwide are facing financial trouble.
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Patient Training for Surgery Can Lead to Shorter Stays, Lower Costs

on October 18, 2017 | By Tiffani Sherman | Innovation Management
A Michigan program develops personalized “prehabilitation” plans for patients, leading to a sound mind and body – and a “bit of control” over their outcomes.
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Cutting Back on Garbage Brings Hospitals Millions in Savings

on October 16, 2017 | By Michael Stone | Innovation Finance Management
Organizations see monetary gains — and some environmental good — from recycling and reusing materials. 
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Conversions to Medical Homes Guided by New Financial Incentives

on October 16, 2017 | By Tiffani Sherman | Innovation Management
CPC+, a public-private payment structure supports private practices willing to make the change, but the transformation can still be challenging and costly.
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Three Takeaways for Physician Leaders Implementing Health IT Initiatives

Joseph Kim, MD, an expert in the field, calls for feedback from all levels, a customized approach and a focus on technology’s benefits.
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Researchers Working on Using ECG Signal as a Living 'Fingerprint'

on September 26, 2017 | By Tiffani Sherman | Innovation Technology
A main use would be for wireless and mobile health care. Only the physician would have access to the electrocardiograph data and could easily match it to the patient, without costly decryption.
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Bedside Patient Portals Are Catching on But Facing Hurdles

on September 25, 2017 | By Michael Stone | Innovation Technology
Having information available in the hospital can help patients manage their own care — and avoid potential problems.
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